Seasons at CEC
Beauty in every season
Year-round beauty. The property features miles of hiking trails meandering through hardwood forests, grasslands, prairies, wetlands, and two ponds. Our conifer trail is one of a kind and a must see!
rental at CEC
A beautiful venue
Choosing Cope Environmental Center as your venue puts your dollars to great use. As a renter, you support environmental education and celebrate important milestones at the same time!
Volunteer at CEC
Volunteer for Nature
Our volunteers help preserve/restore 3+ miles of hiking trails, maintain garden, make maple syrup, remove invasive plants, split wood, build items for our buildings, and help run events and programs!
Trails at CEC
Miles of Trails
Walk the trails from dawn to dusk every day of the year. Explore with all five senses. Keep an eye out for rare North American birds. Free and open to the public.
Impact at CEC
Our Impact in our community
We educate over 10,000 students and community members each year! Creating a positive impact that will change the future and help create a better world to live in.
Sustain at CEC
Ways to Give
Gifts support efforts to improve the local environment, enhance environmental education opportunities for the local community, and promote responsible resource use throughout our region!

Our mission is to promote the sustainable use of the Earth’s resources through education, demonstration, and research.


Our vision is to inspire and challenge individuals and communities to achieve ecologically sustainable lifestyles to secure a sustainable future for all life on Earth.

We educate our community in our 130 acre outdoor classroom through interactive, hands-on-sustainability and nature-based programming for schools, businesses, and other groups.


We demonstrate this “green" lifestyle by giving tours of our Sustainability Education Center that is powered by solar panels, heated by geothermal, and regulated with a digital lighting and temperature system.

We apply these strict green practices for our offices, classroom, event space, and visitor area.

Join Our Movement Today

Making our environment a better place for our generation and generations to come.


Together we can make a difference

When you give to Cope Environmental Center, you know your donation is making a difference. Whether you are supporting one of our signature programs or our carefully curated list of gifts that give more, our professional staff works hard every day to ensure every dollar has impact for the cause of your choice.

Our Members

Becoming a member of CEC is easy and helps us educate over 10,000 students and community members each year! Memberships are tax deductible and include a subscription to the Eco-Type newsletter (sent out twice a year), program discounts, access to CEC’s Best Way Disposal Recycling Bin, and free entry to over 140 nature centers across the US and Canada! To find an Associate of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA) partner nature center, visit their website at Most important, your membership means that the greater community will continue to benefit from quality environmental education.

Some Interesting Facts


Miles of Trails


Donations Needed Annually


Annual Volunteers Hours


Acres In Our Park

Our Sustaining Partners

Join Our Mission to Sustain Our Environment for Generations to Come.